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Who's at First

Posted by mikelink45 , 02 September 2018 · 1,276 views

abbott and costello first base gimenez front office
Who's at First Wow - no Abbott and Costello needed for this joke - just Falvey and Levine. The Twins are playing right now against the Rangers - okay, just 60 games left, open roster, we could bring up Vargas, Wade, Petit, Wiel and have a nice surprise players at first base. Or we could stay with Mauer or Austin, or give Sano or Grossman the 1B glove for a day.

But not this advanced metrics group of geniuses - nope we outsmarted everyone. We swung a secret trade of Wilson for Gimenez to boost our future and not behind the plate - nope, we needed to get Gimenez bat in the line up and Astudillo was set for catcher, so Gimenez at 1B.

Wow, I wonder how Chris stacks up among all 1B in the majors this year? How about last? Only the Twins were smart enough to redefine what a 1B player should look like and ignore the eight who might be considered for the position to come up with New Baseball. Forget Moneyball; we are into Washed Up Ball. Of course he is in position to take the mound after Belisle does his mound magic.

Update - I was so upset I could not wait for Texas to score 18 runs, but now it is over and Belisle gave up a run without a hit, out, error, but one big HBP and then thrown out. This allowed him to secure his 8.01 ERA and then as I had anticipated our pitcher in waiting Gimenez came it - let's hear the collective Hooray! And one inning, six hits, and five runs later the game was over.
Falvey, Levine - congratulations on maneuvering our roster so we could accomplish this great feat!

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Does Mauer like playing guys at places on a whim? 1B Adrianza, Gimenez? Why NOT Vargas getting another look. Okay, not necessary, I guess. Is Joe Mauer a lock for 2019? Then we don't need to see Rooker. Tyler Austin, the second-coming of...Chris Parmelee? Remember his September a decade past? Sano at first, than who's on third. Us Dozier going to get any offers in 2019? Will Escobar break a bank? Can the Twins do better than either, or...

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